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by Trapper Robbins

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“Does it tell a story? Because I feel like it might.”

A highly credible and largely coherent funky progrock excursion that wanders the line between soothing reassurance and challenging regret. Absorbing vocals, creative song structure, distinctive elements of indie fusion, compelling down-temp grooves. There’s a consistent thread of angst and apprehension balanced against hope and renewal, all vaguely predicated on the tension between individual independence and the desire to be accepted. But don’t let that get in your way – these quirky heartfelt songs provide an interesting diversion from your previously chosen path.

Until I watched my life unfold
Tall dream fading
Until I craved what others crave
Pleading for such meager praise
All obtain
All obscure
Before I came here

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released May 25, 2016

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com

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Creative song structure, absorbing vocals, distinctive elements of indie fusion, compelling down-temp grooves.

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Track Name: Level 3
I smell smoke and that ain’t good
Hot & dry & dusty woods
Lightning pounding on that ridge
The roads are closed beyond the bridge
Diggin’ line and layin’ hose
Where it ends? Nobody knows.
Dropping buckets from the sky
Spittin’ in the dragon’s eye

[CHORUS]
Level 3, Level 3,
Take me up to Level 3
Burn me up, Smoke me out
Shut me down, Leave no doubt
Torch the sky and Set me free
Take me up to level 3

Fortunes fall and Fortunes rise
Life is full of big surprises
One day riches, one day fame
The next day it goes up in flames
I run fast but you run faster
Can’t outrun this red disaster
Waking up to hot dry flashes
Burn us up and kick our ashes

[CHORUS]

Level 3, Level 3, Wait for me on Level 3
Level 3, Level 3, Meet me up on Level 3
Level 3, Level 3, (Babe) You & Me & Level 3
Level 4, Level 5, Level 6, Level 3

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com
Track Name: All Those People
None of my cubes are perfect
None of my lines are straight
My curves, they have no purpose
My thoughts, they have no shape

All my threads are tangled
The ends are left to fate
None of my cubes are perfect
None of my lines are straight

All the people in this world
Who might have noticed (all those people)
All the parts I’ve left unrendered,
incompleted, never ended

Blocks in piles, blocks impaled,
Blocks impounded, never rounded.
All those blocks that serve untethered,
serve loose-ended, nerves unsevered.

All those people
All those people

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com
Track Name: Before I Came Here
Until I came here in the night
Tall trees waving
Until I saw what had been missing
Bones beneath the outer world
All was safe
All was right
Before I came here

Until I watched my life unfold
Tall dream fading
Until I craved what others crave
Pleading for such meager praise
All obtain
All obscure
Before I came here

Until I broke my thousandth verb
Deep seam churning
Until I gave up right and wrong
Crushed between such sad intent
All absorb
All abide
Before I came here

Until I came here in the night
Tall trees waving
Until I craved what others crave
Tall dream fading

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com
Track Name: Raisins In My Dream
Standing tall, flurry heart
Beady eye, puffy cheek
Stripes of blond, take the bait
Chirping brave, shallow grave

I’m at war but I am weak
Banner wave, marching beat
Banner fall, tiny shriek
Digging deep, no retreat

There are raisins, there are raisins
There are raisins in my dream
There are raisins, there are raisins
...

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com
Track Name: L.Y.A.
Sittin’ up at table one
All my friends around me
All my friends are toasty
Sittin’ up at table one

Hangin’ on the Govnah’s couch
Sippin’ bloody mary
Coco being Manny
Hanging with the Govnah’s crowd

Love… Love…

Slight disturbance in the force
Gnomes are in disorder
Gnomes across the border
Do your job, “54”

Duckboats take another round
T-shirts from the captain
T-shirts for the champions
Boot comes down, boot goes ‘round

Love… Love…
Love you assholes

Straight to hell, don’t pass go
We’re so wicked clevah
GFY forevah
Keep the venue, change the menu

Stalking flashers on the street
Basking with reporters
Quaffing chocolate porters
Flashing shockers to the beat

Love…
Love you assholes
Love

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com
Track Name: Judge Me
Once there was a time
When everything was fresh
Everything was new
Once there was a time
When anything I wanted
I would simply do
Once there was a time
When everything was new

Once there was a place
Where everyone was kind
Everyone was safe
Once there was a place
Where everyone was happy
Everyone had space
Once there was a place
Where everyone was safe

Little is known
Of the trail ahead
The story of conquest
The hammering silence
The wild disappointment and
The beautiful listening
Little is known
(And) little is said

Everybody watching
Safely from the shadow(s)
I attempt the rescue
Everybody hoping
Sorting through the salvage
Veiled in compassion
Everyone guarding
(But) no tries to help

Once there was a time
Everything was fresh
Everything was new
Anything you want
You would simply do
Once there was a place
Everyone was kind
Everyone was safe

Please judge me
Please choose me
Please hold me

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com
Track Name: When You're Gone
Plan ahead but no remorse
Don’t expect to find some sort
Of secret sparkling answer
Buried just beyond your reach

Kiss your lover in the dark
Count your friends and count the stars
That spread behind you like a
Magic carpet in the breeze

Na-na-na-na-na-na
When you’re gone

All the feelings, all the words
Floating on the surface
Like a flock of angry artists
With their brushes and their clay

Hopefully there’s hope to spare
You might find that you don’t care
As much about tomorrow
As you do about today

Na-na-na-na-na-na
When you’re gone

Na-na-na-na-na-na
...

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com
Track Name: Lead Me On
My eyes are open
(and) I’m begging you to
Lead me on
Lead me on
Lead me on

Act like I know almost nothing
Just as if I just arrived
Spur me on to hectic action
Launch me into frenzied passion

Rouse a thousand dormant notions
Quench me with beguiling potions
Neutralize my futile scruples
Feed a thousand needs

My eyes are open
(and) I’m begging you to
Lead me on
Lead me on
Lead me on

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com
Track Name: Not A Moment Too Soon
Beating to a western mind.
Buried.
Not a moment too soon.
Not a moment too soon.

Beating to a western mind.
We’re buried.
And not a moment too soon.
Not a moment too soon.

No difference rearing up. No difference attack in rage.
No difference. No difference.
No difference frozen creed. No difference false conceit.
No difference.
No difference double mission. No difference saved by grief.
No difference. No difference.
No difference deck hand dies. No difference drown in shame.
No difference.

Bring to us the formula. Tell us things we’ll never know.
Bring us all the secrets. All the things we’ll forget.

Poison tablet, self-involve, tumble forward, coral flesh.
Glowing charcoal edifice. All the things that we’ll forget.
Charm before the arrow. Pierced beyond deceit.
Mind-high resolution. Merely modern disbelief.

Bring to us the formula. Tell us things we’ll never know.
Bring us all the secrets. All the things we’ll forget.
Bring to us the formula.

(c) 2016 Trapper Robbins. www.RandomHandful.com